Letter: Opinions on Provo MTC building need to be heard

Published: Saturday, July 21 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

These renderings show accurate, to-scale images of what the new proposed MTC complex will look like from various locations in Provo and the Pleasant View neighborhood.

, LDS Church Public Affairs

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Because I grew up next to the Missionary Training Center, or MTC, in Provo, I am very interested in the proposal to build a nine-story building in this essentially residential neighborhood (in contradiction to the original understanding that nothing taller than four stories would ever be built).

I do not think that other alternatives to meet the MTC's need for expansion have been sufficiently explored, or if they have, they have not been presented to the community in an approach of dialogue and persuasion.

Whatever the ultimate outcome, I think it is critical that the voices of the adjacent residents are solicited, engaged and heard without any implicit fear of church discipline or feelings of guilt for the expression of concerns.

Kathleen Stanford


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